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Household Waste Recycling Centres - Report to consider the objections to the waiting and loading restrictions ETRO

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

This report describes the measures implemented by an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) on the public highway approaching three Household Waste Recycling Centres during the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020.

 

It sets out the officers’ response to the objections received and seeks a decision on making the ETRO a permanent Traffic Regulation Order with amendments.

 

Decision:

That the Executive Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport approves:

 

(1)  the reasons to support the amended proposals outweigh any objections and it is recommended that the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order is made permanent with amendments in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984; and

 

(2)  the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

Reasons for the decision:

The reasons to support the amended proposals outweigh any objections made. Making the restrictions in the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order permanent will improve access and visibility for all road users in the long term near the Household Waste Recycling Centres. The reduced restrictions at the Longley Avenue West, Shirecliffe, site will allow further parking opportunities where housing directly fronts the public highway and resolve concerns made during the consultation period.

Alternative options considered:

1.    At the height of the pandemic the only other options to manage the obstructive parking on the highway would have been to close the centres entirely or introduce an appointment system. The first would have led to a significant increase in fly tipping and an appointment system was felt to be too onerous for the people of Sheffield and probably not sustainable from uncertain officer resources.

 

2.    No other amendments to the proposed scheme are considered to be an appropriate alternative to satisfy the condition or suitable for the purposes of traffic management.  Not making the Order permanent and removing the restrictions will cause significant access problems on the highway for all road users including the Emergency Services, local bus services and essential deliveries outside the Household Waste Recycling Centres.

 

Publication date: 12/11/2021

Date of decision: 10/11/2021

Effective from: 19/11/2021

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